I sometimes enter composition contests or respond to Calls for Scores such as one finds on The Composer's Site. Mostly I am passed over since these things typically receive many submissions, but this time it worked! Colchester New Music, in England, put out a call on behalf of Dulcis Venti, a group of old music specialists. These are not your dusty academics however, and for them I wrote, and they accepted, this modern piece full of humour, tricky rhythms, spiky harmonies, and a loving quote from a Bach two-part invention - hence my title. I was present at the performance, and was grateful for the warm reception I received. Colchester New music has placed the entire concert on their website, and I owe much about writing for recorders, and for harpsichord, to Stephen Watkins, who plays the soprano recorder in the group and who was my contact.